Bisnow Seattle: Cities need to get smart

Mon, 2014-03-24 12:33 -- SCC Staff

Jesse BerstCouncil Chairman Jesse Berst told Bisnow Seattle that yes, Seattle is pretty smart... but it could be a lot smarter.  Berst lives in the Seattle suburbs, so he's familiar with Seattle's collection of individual properties with labels like "green," "sustainable," and "energy-efficient."

In the interview Berst said Seattle needs to integrate its individual islands of innovation into a complete picture.  “Nor is the city fully committed yet to sharing infrastructure and costs between departments,” Berst told Bisnow. “Cities that take a holistic approach typically find they can cut 20% to 30% from their budgets by eliminating duplication and redundancy.”